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Adult Employment Training (Learn to Hope)

Learn to Hope is a Social Enterprise created for the benefit of the residents of Social and Affordable Housing providers.

We retrain long-term unemployed residents, and our goal is to find full and part-time work for every resident who successfully completes the course. Not just any job, but good jobs with genuine career prospects in the Social Housing Sector.

The training can take up to six months to complete, and residents begin earning after approximately eight weeks, subject to the rate at which they learn. All of the training is home based – you just need broadband and access to a computer.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sean Taylor
Contact Position
0207 118 1802
Learn To Hope

Where to go

Not applicable

Learn to Hope is a national service provider and provides an enitrely home-based learning service. 

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Training sessions normally last 60 to 90 minutes, run on weekdays and starting times range from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Session Information
All training sessions are conducted on-line and we try to run classes sizes of no more than three people.

Other Details


Is there a charge for
using this service?


Referral required
Referral Details

Employment based Community Development projects help a considerable number of people, but not all of them can be equally accessed by everyone, and we wanted to try and put this right.

Notable exceptions include, residents with disabilities or young families. Especially single parents and residents caring for partners or relations. Therefore, we wanted to develop a programme virtually everyone can access, and so we come to you.

Residents need to be referred by their Landlord, and should contact their Landlord's Community Development & Training team. 

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.